The world’s best golfers embark on the Palmetto Championship, which is the latest stop on the PGA Tour.
We have been loving the drama between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau. However, it’s business time for Koepka as he’s the very slight second-favorite to win this week.
The online sportsbook has Koepka on the same line as Dustin Johnson, who is desperate to find form at Congaree Golf Club.
It’s the first time the Palmetto Championship is being played, so history will be made on Sunday.
Top Pick – Brooks Koepka
The American can’t seem to stay out of trouble, but we’re loving it. His feud with Bryson DeChambeau is real, and it’s bubbling over.
It’s disappointing DeChambeau won’t be playing the Palmetto Championship as the tournament director could have paired them. However, it’s now down to Koepka to do his talking on the course.
He is typically a player who targets the major tournaments, but he’s in the zone and playing some of his best golf. Bettors could see Koepka establish an early lead and show why he’s one of the best players in the world.
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— Frankie Borrelli (@FrankieBorrelli) June 1, 2021
His recent knee injury is a concern, which wasn’t helped at the PGA Championship when fans rushed to get closer to Phil Mickelson on the 18th.
“I’m super happy for Phil. I hope I’m still playing at 50, but to be able to come out and compete and actually win, that’s a whole other thing,” Koepka told The Guardian.
“It would have been cool if I didn’t have a knee injury and got dinged a few times in the knee in that crowd because no one really gave a shit. But if I was fine, yeah, it would have been cool. It’s cool for Phil. But getting dinged a few times isn’t exactly my idea of fun.”
Golf betting markets are offering +850 to win, which are odds worth taking. It’s not the strongest PGA Tour field we have ever seen, and he’s a player who likes to make a statement when he plays.
Pick: Brooks Koepka +850
Next Best – Tommy Fleetwood
Consistency has been hard to come by for Tommy Fleetwood, who we all know has the talent to win on the PGA Tour.
The 30-year-old shot +7 to miss the cut at the PGA Championship, which followed a T14 performance at the Wells Fargo. It was the fourth time he has missed a cut this season, including the U.S. Open, The Players and the RBC Heritage.
He has posted only two top 10 finishes, but he’s much better than his recent form suggests. It wasn’t long ago when Fleetwood was regularly one of the favorites to win big tournaments, so we’re keeping the faith.
Despite not being able to transfer his European Tour form to stateside, the Brit just needs a confidence boost and he’ll be right.
We are happy to take +2500 for Tommy Fleetwood.
Pick: Tommy Fleetwood +2500
Best Value – Russell Knox
It hasn’t been the easiest time for the 35-year-old Scotsman, but bettors get value odds at Palmetto Championship.
He finished T18 at the Wells Fargo Championship in May before making the cut at the AT&T Byron Nelson and Memorial Tournament. Playing the weekend at those tournaments is a positive and he’s overdue a winning turn.
The 2015 HSBC Champion and 2016 Travelers Championship winner is a quality golfer at his best. If he gets conditions to suit in South Carolina, he could cause an upset on Sunday afternoon.
His +7000 odds are well worth the risk, and he could give bettors an almighty sight.
Pick: Russell Knox +7000
Blowout Chance – Tom Lewis
Tom Lewis has yet to make a splash in America, but he owns a T11 finish at The Open Championship in 2019.
He can be a tough golfer to follow at the best of times, but the former top amateur is a two-time winner on the European Tour and this isn’t the strongest field he has faced.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) August 26, 2016
Lewis isn’t a player that will appear on many tournament-winner tickets, but the odds are too generous to ignore. He is paying +12500 to win, which is worth a small bet for some added interest.